You are responsible for reviewing the complete George Brown College Academic Policies, Guidelines and Codes of Conduct. You can access this information online or at a campus Library Learning Commons.
- In order to receive a certificate, you must successfully complete the requirements published at the beginning of the academic year in which you started the certificate. Generally, you are required to complete the certificate requirements within three years. However, that time frame may vary, so be sure to check with the department co-ordinator about the requirements for your certificate.
- Occasionally, changes may occur that make courses you require unavailable or available for only a limited time. In such cases, you should contact the department co-ordinator to discuss your options (including possible course substitutions).
- For more information about minimum grade requirements per course, the minimum overall grade average requirement for a certificate or the minimum number of George Brown College courses required for certificate completion, contact the department co-ordinator.
Continuing Education Course Credits
- The credit value of Continuing Education courses that are not equivalent to post-secondary courses is identified using Continuing Education Units (CEUs). CEUs are used at many educational institutions to define value or contribution toward a full program of study. One unit is granted for every ten hours of instruction, rounded to the nearest tenth.
- If you are transferring credits to another educational institution, a 42-hour Continuing Education course equals 4.2 CEUs. (This number is not included in any calculation of grade point averages.) However, George Brown College does not guarantee that its courses will be accepted by other educational institutions.
Full-time Equivalent Course Credits
- Some Continuing Education courses have equivalent academic standing to courses offered within George Brown College post-secondary diplomas. Although the Continuing Education course code and the post-secondary course code differ, the learning outcomes are the same. This equivalency is indicated within the course description published in this course calendar (online and in print).
- If you are transferring credits to another educational institution, a 42-hour Continuing Education course that has a full-time equivalent is equal to three credits. However, George Brown College does not guarantee that its courses will be accepted by other educational institutions.
- George Brown has the following grading system:
Note: A passing grade may vary in some courses. As well, some courses do not follow this system at all; they use a complete/incomplete or pass/fail system instead.
- At the start of a course, the teacher is required to give a course outline clearly specifying course content and the requirements for passing the course.
- Your student account, is updated daily. You can check at any time to see if your grades have been added to your academic history. Teachers have up to two weeks from the last class to submit grades; contact the department co‑ordinator if your grade is not in the academic history of your student account after two weeks.
- You can print your grade report from your student account any time after your grades are posted to your academic history. any time after your grades are posted to your academic history. Grade reports will not be mailed. You must request your grade point average (GPA) from a Student Service Centre directly.
- If you have any questions/concerns about a grade you received, contact the teacher. If you still have questions/concerns after speaking with the teacher, call the department co‑ordinator.
- In some cases, a supplemental exam is available for those who attend but fail a credit course. Talk to the department co‑ordinator to find out if this option is available.
- If you disagree with the grade you receive, you must contact the department co‑ordinator or chair within ten business days of it being posted to the academic history of your student account in order to start the appeals process.
- Copying directly from texts, the Internet and other sources without acknowledgment or using another's ideas as one's own is defined as plagiarism and is penalized as cheating. Plagiarized assignments are given a grade of F (0%), which may lead to a grade of F (0–49%) in that course. For an online tutorial on academic honesty, visit the You Quote It, You Note It interactive tutorial.